The ridiculous expense claims employees have made are truly mind-boggling. Whilst MPs are the classic culprits, even laypeople have been known to use the company card for brazen purchases.
The IPSA breach saw private and confidential details regarding MPs ? including salaries, working patterns and holiday entitlements ? exposed to the public. But it wasn?t a criminal conspiracy. It was an accident.
With 8 June the date of Theresa May’s surprise general election, Charlie Mullins explains why he plans to use it as a way of pushing issues of interest.
If a member of staff fails to live up to your dress code expectations, you’re legally entitled to dismiss him/her. Sometimes, however, it’s tricky to pinpoint if your demands are reasonable. If not, you could find yourself in a court battle, as was the case when Nicola Thorp was fired for refusing to wear high heels.
With a number of high-profile cases seemingly normalising expenses abuse, Adam Reynolds explains why workplace culture is key to fighting fraud.
As retail entrepreneur Phillip Green comes under fire from government select committees for his role in the sale and subsequent collapse of BHS, Real Business looks at five of the most high profile recent investigations.
MP Zac Goldsmith received a donation from his mother in support of his bid to become London's mayor – the sum of which, "trusting [his] mother," would be substantial. This is by no means the first time a mother has influenced a leader's view on business – or in this case, had the potential to help turn the tide.
Just 100 years ago, there were no female politicians in the Houses of Parliament. But the 2015 general election proved to be an historic event for women.
Former culture secretary of state for culture, media and sport and minister for equalities Sajid Javid has been given a promotion in David Cameron’s new majority government cabinet and will serve as business secretary.
What could be more unique than David Cameron voting against his own Queen's speech? From never-ending jobs to stamina-building voting sessions, the life of an MP – or that of Prime Minister – is never easy when you have parliamentary oddities to contend with.
Research reveals lack of corporate confidence in MPs to represent legitimate business interests.
Politicians can be a slippery bunch. Whether you choose to grease their palms or use a bit of old-fashioned diplomacy, here's 27 ways to get your MP working for your business.